February 17, 2017

Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
(317)594-4189 fax



***REMINDER: NO SCHOOL Monday 2/20 (Presidents' Day) and Tuesday 2/21 (Flex Day) ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND!


2/20 Presidents' Day - No School

2/21 Flex Day (unless needed for weather)

2/22 After School Clubs until 4:45 p.m.

2/24 Jump Rope for Heart

2/27-3/03 ISTEP Testing (Grades 3 and 4)

2/28 Student Council - Group 2

3/01, 3/08 After School Clubs until 4:45 p.m.

3/01 7:00 pm PTO Meeting in Café

3/31-4/07 SPRING BREAK

4/13 Kindergarten 16/17 Open House 5-7 pm

RED MENU - -February 22-24

NO SCHOOL Monday (Presidents' Day) and Tuesday (Flex Day)

WEDNESDAY: Cheese Calzone w/Mariana Sauce (as opposed to the Pizza Calzone)

corn, veggie pack with hummus, fresh fruit, milk

THURSDAY: Chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fresh fruit, milk

FRIDAY: Cheesy breadsticks w/marinara, broccoli, veggie pack w/hummus, fresh fruit, milk


If you'd like to have lunch with your child, simply visit the FCE website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/fce/home.aspx and under quick links, you will see “FCE LUNCH BUNCH.” Please sign up before 9:00 a.m.; you MUST HAVE an approved Background Check on file and may not bring restaurant food to lunch (you may pack from home, or purchase a lunch here). Please note your preference. We look forward to seeing you in the Café.

FCE masterpieces are now online!

Artwork from grades 1-4 can be found on our online gallery! http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=36928
ARTSONIA is virtual student art museum. Artsonia manages school art galleries in a safe and educational way. Please use your child's Artsonia permission slip to access a world of creativity! With Artsonia you can... upload art, add family to your child's fab club, give feedback, and purchase keepsake items. The purpose of this digital portfolio program is to track your artist's creative growth and keep a collective virtual bank of their creations over time. This is not intended to be a primary fundraising program. However, any money generated through Artsonia keepsake purchases will help provide art supplies for our artists. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our art teacher, Sherri Parkison, at sparkison@hse.k12.in.us . Thank you.

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Jump Rope For Heart

On Friday, February 24 our school is holding our annual Jump Rope for Heart event to raise funds for the American Heart Association. The money our school raises helps fund potentially lifesaving research into heart and blood vessel diseases. Donations will be collected the week of February 24. Students may register at heart.org/jump

Double Your Donation with Matching Gifts! If your employer matches charitable gifts, you can double or even triple your initial donation by submitting a Matching Gift form. Check out www.matchinggifts.com/aha

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Safe Visitor Badge and Visitors

Anyone wishing to volunteer in the school must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. Please note this policy also applies to anyone wishing to join students for lunch. Simply follow the quick link on our FCE website to apply for a background check. This process takes 5-7 days.



Parents, please be aware of our policy regarding a transportation change that occurs during the school day. All telephone calls must be received by 2:00PM. This is to allow enough time to accurately deliver messages to teachers, as well as time to confirm the change if necessary. Please do not call the school after 2:00PM to make a transportation change except in the case of extreme emergencies. Thank you!



Please get those box top submissions in; our last collection date is March 1st to count for this school year's check. Please send BTs in now. THANK YOU FOR COLLECTING!


Thank you to everyone involved with the after school clubs. Wednesday was the first of 4 dates and the kids seemed to have a great time! Your patience during pick-up is appreciated as we have 400 students participating. The first week always takes longer. This year we have significantly more kids participating in clubs and many families new to clubs and the car rider pick-up system. We are working to continuously improve pick-up and its efficiency. We would love your help by: talking with your child about getting to their location (gym or front doors based on last name as escorted by a volunteer - unless volunteer kid, YMCA care or other arrangements have been previously made and communicated), finding and sitting by the letter that is the first letter of their LAST name and most importantly sitting quietly and actively listening for their name. The key to a quick and smooth dismissal is the kids being able to hear their names. :) If all cars picking up kids could have the names of all kids being picked up clearly posted in their windshield that really helps too. Thanks again to students, parents and especially volunteers! We look forward to another great day on Wednesday.


FCE’s Spring Fling is May 5 this year and we are starting to plan this event! In case you didn’t know, Spring Fling is a carnival style event where students play various games and have a ton of fun! It is our biggest fundraiser, so it takes a lot of volunteers. We have openings for Admissions Chair, Decorations chair, Marketing Chair and Head Co-Chair. We have evening meetings once a month usually at Murphy’s…that’s where we do our best thinking! You will have guidance and support from the other committee members. If interested in learning more about any of these positions, please contact Carl Chan at chancc@gmail.com.

Be sure to LIKE our PTO Facebook Page and Support FCE PTO!

Please follow the FCE PTO on Facebook. It has all the latest information related to the upcoming PTO events."https://www.facebook.com/FallCreekElementaryPTO/?ref=br_rs

COMMUNITY INFORMATION - NEW LINK: Please click on the link below to see Community Information and upcoming events.